1. Brooks Koepka (-6):  The latter two rounds of 66 receive the majority of the attention, but Koepka's tenacity in Round 1 stands out and demonstrates his brilliance.

T2. Viktor Hovland, Corey Conners (-5):  Every major title has one round where things don't go as planned. For Hovland, that round was Round 3.

T2. Viktor Hovland, 4. Bryson DeChambeau (-3): The victor of the 2020 U.S. Open is still content to loiter. He is undoubtedly hiding, and after scoring 70 on Saturday

T5. Justin Rose (-2) and Scottie Scheffler: Scheffler's performance on Saturday was without a doubt the biggest surprise. After 36 holes, the world No. 2 had two bogeys

7. Rory McIlroy (-1): Although McIlroy started the round far better than he did in Round 2, his final score of 69 was not up to par

T8 Michael Block and Justin Suh are tied for eighth place (E): Block, a PGA Professional, just won't quit. He made a bogey on his first hole

T10 Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, and four additional competitors (+1): If anybody was hurt by the cadence of the circumstances, it was Fleetwood